Karl Hinterbichler

Assistant Journal Editor (Programs & Literature Announcements)
contact: khtbn@unm.edu

Karl Hinterbichler is recognized as one of the leading low brass pedagogues in the nation. He holds degrees from the University of Michigan and the University of North Texas. Additional studies were with Edward Kleinhammer retired bass trombonist of the Chicago Symphony, Dennis Smith, former principal trombonist of the Detroit Symphomy and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, at the Darmstadt Summer Institute for New Music in Germany and the Arnold Jacobs Masterclass at Northwestern University.

He has performed on tenor trombone, brass trombone, tenor tuba and bass trumpet with numerous professional organizations, including the National Repertoire Orchestra, Florida Symphony, Dallas Symphony, Santa Fe Opera, Flint Symphony and for fifteen seasons as Principal Trombone with the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra. He currently performs as Principal Trombone with Opera Southwest and with the New Mexico Brass Quintet.

Active as a writer and arranger, Dr. Hinterbichler has had numerous arrangements, articles and editions published both in the US and in Europe. He is also an assistant editor and regular columnist for the International Trombone Society Journal and has given lectures, lessons, and master classes in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Hungary, Finland, Australia, Russia and the People’s Republic of China.

At UNM, Dr. Hinterbichler teaches graduate applied music, music history, and chamber music.

As a result of a grant by the Hewlett Packard Corporation, he was recently selected to team-teach an experimental course for undergraduates combining the disciplines of music, linguistics and writing. He has also served on the faculty for a National Endowment for the Humanities Seminar on Russian culture and the opera Eugene Onegin by Tchaikovsky.